Top Headlines: Archives 2014 & Earlier

Top Headlines 2/17

Child Welfare

Workers brought in from Michigan’s child welfare recruiting drive will face some serious caseloads once they are on the job, reports Rachel Thomas of

Lynn Arditi of the Providence Journal looks at the pros and cons of the state’s children’s shelters, which are supposed to close at February’s end but will likely stay open past that date.

Juvenile Justice

Ann Kelley of The Oklahoman reports that the contract to replace the troubled L.E. Rader Center, Oklahoma’s old high-security juvenile facility, is still in limbo because of the affair between an employee of the winning bidder and an influential state senator.

Some Luzerne County headlines, as the trial moves to jury deliberations:

Now the jury will have its say, reports Terrie Morgan-Besecker of The Times Leader.

A collection of comments made by former juvenile judge Mark Ciavarella during his testimony in the trial from the Citizen’s Voice.

On the lighter side, Citizen’s Voice reporters Michael Sisak and Erin Moody report that  the lone protestor outside the trial said Ciavarella should be sent on a jet to space prison.


The Sacramento Bee’s Dan Morain believes a smart, partial solution to California’s budget deficit would be cutting state grants to for-profit colleges.

Constance M. Carroll, San Diego community colleges chancellor, writes a column in the San Diego Union-Tribune on the budget threat to community colleges, and jobs.

The process of merging a city’s day-care program – run by the Parks and Recreation Department – with the school district’s after-school program is causing problems in Burlington, Vt., according to the Burlington Free Press’ John Briggs.


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